The Carter Brothers

The Carter Brothers

BandAmericanaBluegrass

“Like their mama, who taught them to rinse collard greens in the Maytag, the Carter Brothers make their new old timey music with tried and true ingredients and modern appliances,” says mandolinist/vocalist Tim O’Brien. Tim and Danny Carter meld precise musicianship with tight harmony only siblings can claim as they perform to fans throughout the world.
Dave McAdams of the Dublin Times says, “Electrifying and hard driving original rock/folk/blues and newgrass music. Superb songwriters on a leve

Biography


“Like their mama, who taught them to rinse collard greens in the Maytag, they make their new old timey music with tried and true ingredients and modern appliances,” says esteemed mandolinist and vocalist Tim O’Brien of the Carter Brothers. Now living north of Nashville, Americana singer/songwriters Tim and Danny Reid Carter arrived in Music City with the kind of tight harmony only siblings can claim. Performing to adoring fans throughout the world, the Compass Records recording act is touring in support of its current release, The Road To Roosky.

Raised in the Carter Family musical legacy (Tim and Danny Carter are cousins to A.P., Sarah and Maybelle Carter), the music of the Carter Brothers embodies their unique heritage with equal parts of reverence and raucousness. Their talent on their many instruments – Tim on banjo, vocal harp, mandolin and guitar, Danny Reid on guitar – lends itself to masterful arrangements alongside drums and electric bass.

In addition to the Americana/roots musical foundation of their family, the brothers were also charmed by black gospel and blues music, especially musicians like Blind Willie Johnson, with generous doses of newgrass (Sam Bush, the patron musician of newgrass music, is a friend and featured musician on the current CD) and Irish influences (a new CD with the late Barney McKenna of the The Dubliners is due out in 2013).

The Carter Brothers’ music is universal, inspiring fans from California’s West Coast, to Florida’s Key West, to the heart of Ireland. Dave McAdams of the Dublin Times praises, “Electrifying and hard driving original rock/folk/blues and newgrass music. Superb songwriters on a level all their own. Stunningly precise musicianship performed with a seemingly effortless and totally joyful demeanor.”

Tim and Danny are currently in the studio laying down tracks for their next Compass Records release…Stayed tuned as a new musical masterpiece is set to be unveiled.

Discography

The Road to Roosky - 2012 Compass Records
Cracks in the Floor
Cedarhouse From The Carter Brothers
Reach 2004